Meaning of “antidepressant” in the English Dictionary

"antidepressant" in British English

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antidepressantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.ti.dɪˈpres.ənt/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.dɪˈpres.ənt/

a drug used to reduce feelings of sadness and worry:

She's been on antidepressants ever since her husband died.

antidepressantadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌæn.ti.dɪˈpres.ənt/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.dɪˈpres.ənt/

An anti-depressant drug is one that is used to reduce feelings of sadness and worry:

antidepressant drugs

(Definition of “antidepressant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"antidepressant" in American English

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antidepressantnoun [ C ]

us /ˌæn·ti·dɪˈpres·ənt, ˌæn·tɑɪ-/

a type of medicine that is used to reduce feelings of being unhappy and without hope

(Definition of “antidepressant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)